Guitarist’s Copyright Lawsuit Against Coldplay Over ‘Viva La Vida’ Is Dismissed

Court records show guitarist Joe Satriani and Coldplay have reached an agreement that ends a copyright infringement lawsuit filed over the band’s smash hit “Viva la Vida.”

Satriani sued Coldplay in December, claiming the band copied “substantial, original portions” of his 2004 song, “If I Could Fly.”

Coldplay won a Grammy Award earlier this year for “Viva La Vida.”

A federal judge in Los Angeles last week dismissed the case at the request of attorneys for both sides. No details about an agreement were included in court filings, other than each side would pay its own legal costs.

Satriani is a renowned guitarist who has been nominated for numerous Grammys during his career.

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